Hidden Secrets of the Minnehaha

I spend a lot of time on Minnehaha Creek. A sanctuary about a mile from my home. While skiing and hiking along the creek, I have seen and been part of some amazing things. If you have some memories of your time on the creek, share a comment and I’ll incorporate into the posting.

Early morning Ice Fog

Early morning Ice Fog

Long Shadows of Winter

Long Shadows of Winter

Fox Tracks crossing the creek.

Fox Tracks crossing the creek.

Mink on the bike path

Mink on the bike path

 

River Otter plunge hole and slide

River Otter plunge hole and slide

River Otter Tracks

River Otter Tracks

Reader Laura Arndt, shared the following comment: “Big Willow is my favorite place to be, no matter what season it is!!! “

Late afternoon Sundog

Late afternoon Sundog

Reader Dean Hansen shared this memory: “Ahh, Minnehaha Creek.  (Actually, it’s pronounced “crick”, but you know that, right?)  I grew up between Bloomington and Cedar avenues two houses south of 49th Street.  We spent countless hours playing near the crick and in the surrounding Minnehaha Park when we were kids.  There was a fine sliding hill just to the north of where 17th Avenue South hits 49th Street, and this hill was packed with kids in the winter.  Back when we had real winters (1945 to maybe 1957).  Somewhere in the attic are 16 mm color movies my dad took of us kids tobogganing on that famous hill. “

A crow landed leaving its wing and tail feathers in the snow.

A crow landed leaving its wing and tail feathers in the snow.

 

A crow flying close to the ground, but never touching.

A crow flying close to the ground, but never touching.

Lu Harland contributed the following memory: “I used to play down by the creek as well, but in Hopkins by Knollwood Plaza. I use to love catching crayfish under the rocks and tubing down the creek with our bumper tennis shoes on.”

Water Lily frozen in time

Water Lily frozen in time

Frozen pieces of art

Shapes created by nature

A rooster snowdrift

A rooster snowdrift

Eagles patrol the creek

Eagles patrol the creek

Mookie

Mookie

Sunset in January

Sunset in January

 

 

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12 Responses to Hidden Secrets of the Minnehaha

  1. Tracey B says:

    These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Lisa Schmid says:

    Oh my Larry….these are absolutely beautiful!

  3. Bonnie Ellis says:

    What great pictures Larry. Last weekend near Buffalo I spotted an eagle’s nest with an eagle in it and one by its side. A little early for kiddos?

  4. Aaron Wade says:

    Great shots. Over how many years were the pictures taken?

  5. Laura Arndt says:

    Amazing photos! Big Willow is my favorite place to be, no matter what season it is!!!

  6. Ami Ladd says:

    Beautiful Larry, really quite wonderful….

  7. Janine says:

    Thank you for sharing such powerful, yet peaceful photographs.

  8. Mary Serdar says:

    Larry, thanks for sharing your eyes. They take in so much beauty.

  9. Laurel says:

    Wow, these pictures are absolutely amazing! Some of my favorite memories with you are on the creek. I think my favorite time is going out at the “Ma’ariv” when day meets night.

  10. lu harland says:

    hi larry, I use to play down by the creek as well, but in Hopkins by knollwood plaza. I use to love catching crayfish under the rocks and tubing down the creek with our bumper tennis shoes on. thanks for sharing

  11. Lisa Nelson says:

    Beautiful photos, are these on the headwaters? The dog looks familiar-we were on the creek Sunday, our two dogs were playing with a dog that looked just like this pup.

  12. Wow, such beautiful photos!

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